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sherrie johnson, she joins us live at the dawson family safe haven center. if you know anything about the section of east baltimore, that community has been trying hard to turn things around. >> they have. they are doing a goods job of it, too. we are here in east baltimore to honor the lives of the dawson family. an event kicks off tonight at 6:00. it's been ten years since they lost their lives. it was known as one of the worst tragedies. october 16th, 2002, the home of cornell and angela was fire bombed. they and their five children died in the fire. as a result of the deaths, neighbors, leaders and faith based groups worked together to build a monument to the dawsons here at 1401 east preston. that monument has become the dawson safe haven center for children and families. i have reggie with the housing department and pam carter joining me, the director with the center, good morning, thank you for joining us. tell us about what is going through your mind ten years after the death of the dawsons. >> it's a great feeling for me today to be here, ten years after the tragedy that's oc
towards 95. the beltway will remain clear parksville to towson, using the jfx, no delays southbound from 695, all the way downtown to east fayette street. that will take you 11 minutes as well. that's a look at the time saver traffic. >>> we want to take you to the breaking news, federal hill. crews are battling a two alarm fire near east gettings street. the family got out all right. several of them are being treated for smoke inhalation. one firefighter was hurt when he fell off of a ladder. crews are having a hard time getting this one out. the home is under renovation and cardboard and debris everywhere in the area. we will learn if a tornado touched down in harford county. a storm caused damage in the jaretsville area. any other places hit? >> reporter: the baltimore area was largely spared. it looks like one target was hit in harford county. a cows on kochs road in jarrettsville. the national weather service will determine if it was a it happened. don was the only one cleaning up storm damage this weekend, two large trees came down in his backyard. the tv antenna blew up and the f
the north as we go through the day it will impact us. some people not taking chances. they are working hard to be prepared to be ahead of the storm. >> what have you looked at. and everything from tarps to generators and by the end of the night. and outages for days and they were worthwhile. we spoke with managers they hope to get a shipment. >> it could be a long one again once the winds we could be in for a serious outage. it is because they forgot the fuel. >> bge is preparing for a scenario with thousands of outages throughout maryland. they are taking advantage by mobilizing employees and getting people in place. >>> we're tracking the storm on line for the latest of the track. can you find the radar. >>> let's see how the roads are looking. >> there is construction. it ill with be shut down over to 695. the storm and it could cancel the roadwork. if you are using 695 it will be nice and clear here and no problems down to 95. as we pull up the drive times the rest of the beltway in good shape up to towson. and from route 43 down to the beltway. it will remain nice and clear. over to y
the day some big changes coming to baltimore county schools. they'll begin using metal detectors to keep your kids safe and abc2 news linda so is live at perry hall high school where this sort of started for us, not talking about the detectors like in airports right? >> no, hand held metal detecting wands. they won't be metal detectors you walk through when you enter through the doors but starting today every school resource officer in baltimore county will have access to hand held metal detecting wands the try to keep -- to try to keep kids safe in school. they won't use them for rand obviously searches. school resource officers will only use them when they have reasonable suspicion that someone in the school has weapon. the council police chief says it's part of the solution to keeping kids safe in schools. recent incidents prompted the change. of course the shooting here at herry hall high school on the first day of school. another scare at stemmers run middle school and this week when a bb gun was found at owings mill high. parents are on board with the new policy. >> they would be l
for everybody. those stories straight ahead on this friday. thanks for joining us i am megan pringle. >> i am charley crowson. it's purple friday and orange friday. o's play tonight and o's -- ravens on sunday. a lot going on this weekend locally in the community. give me good weekend weather wise. >> they are rolling the dice. it's going to be pretty good especially today. it's going to be beautiful. by saturday, still some sunshine but the wet weather will begin to move in. and we go into saturday evening and into sunday. and those temperatures are going to drop off on sunday. but let's talk about what we have right here in front of us. because maryland's most powerful radar is nice and dry. and that's going to be the scenario as we head to the rest of today. it's going to be awesome. jessup's temperature 59 degrees and we do have dry air to talk about this morning. and even in reisterstown 58 dew point coming in at 53. and right now, look at the temperatures in annapolis. 63 degrees. let's check the abc2 timesaver traffic with lauren cook good morning. >> reporter: good morning. well, this
for a check of the forecast. things will be changing after a perfect sunday out there for many of us. lynette, you say something is in the works. >> exactly. something is brewing out there. we have something brewing in the tropics. about you before we talk about that let's talk about what's happening as we go through the morning. well, we will be nice and dry and we are dealing with mild temperatures for today. maryland's most powerful radar will get more active going into the afternoon time frame. i am thinking around lunchtime we could see more showers rolling in here. and also, we have the possibility for some severe weather as we go into the afternoon. mainly in southern maryland. right now, though, dealing with temperatures on the mild side. 64 degrees in glen elg and ijamsville. peeny ridge elementary school, those winds out of the south and southwest at about 5 to 15 miles an hour. and a lot of spots this morning. so we are dealing with breezy conditions this morning and the breezes will continue as we go into the afternoon. this is what your planner looks like heading throughout the d
. use interstate 70 instead. that will be nice and clear. and if you are headed out to 95, here's a live look at the south side at interstate 195. traffic is moving along. no delays heading down to dc and everything will be nice and clear heading through the fort mchenry tunnel. 695 g's to be in -- going to be in great shape. an 11 minute right on outer loop from 95 up to 83. and no problems to report on the west side of the beltway. just 11 minutes to travel the outer loop from 795 all the way down to 95. that's a look at your abc2 timesaver traffic. megan and charley over to you. >>> news time 5:31. they are watching and listening to you on your ride to and from woman. the mta says it's for your safety but some say it goes too far. sherrie johnson is here and we have covered crimes on buses before. i suppose this is in response to that. >> reporter: yes, it is. mta wants to use cameras to beef up security and keep passengers safe. there's 10 cameras on every bus. four outside and 6 inside recording your every move and word. the mta has had surveillance video but -- but audio was off li
. good morning, i'm charley crowson. >> i'm megan pringle. thank you for joining us. we saw a lot of rain yesterday, hopefully today will be better. we are off to a chilly start right now. >>> we are a little bit on the coolish side this morning, as you head out the door, need the jacket, the coat. as we go in to the afternoon, more of the same, temperatures will be coming in below average. right now, sykesville, 48 degrees, 50 annapolis, perry hall 48. also to add insult to injury, we have the winds kicking up this morning and that will continue through the the day. the winds northwest at 5-10 miles an hour. gusts up to 20. we are going to have the north westerly flow although maryland's most powerful radar is dries it will stay that way throughout the day and sunshine in here as well. by lunchtime the temperature around 63. now a check of the time saver traffic with loren cook. >>> happy to hear the rain is gone. we are dealing with with construction on 95, blocking the off rach to southbound route 295, watchout for that, if you are headed to the harrisburg expressway, a live look in hu
are dead, 6 million in the dark, all along the east coast. >> we are glad you are joining us. we have been on since 4:00 on the air for you this morning, we want to remind you, if you have to go somewhere, maybe someone in your family has to work. we are streaming life on the internet. >> one thing people will want to know, is up as the storm has made landfall and continues along the track. meteorologist, lynette charles, is standing by with a check of exactly where we are headed with this. >> we do have sandy, it is north of hagerstown right now. i will take you in to the storm, this is a 3d look. lots of rain under the clouds we will see for today. from the clouds , the rain will continue, as we go through the nighttime hours. it will let up a bit. this morning we are dealing with pockets of heavy rain, you are seeing a big shield of green, but you are seeing some yellows and oranges in here as well. that's the heavier rain, back off towards the west, we have some snow, this morning and that will continue throughout the day as well. let's zoom in, on some areas where we are seeing the he
to the little pautuxent river. thanks for joining us. it is wednesday morning. we do want to let you know before we go any further, i know if you have kids, you want to know what the situation is with their school. if you're not aware yet, you can always head to our website, abc2news.com. that's where we posted everything for you. we should let you know baltimore city is closed, about 17 baltimore county schools are closed. head to abc2news.com to get all the information. >>> time now for a check of the forecast. let's head over to lynette. >> all right, guys, let's talk about what's going on with sandy, the remnants are churning but working their way off toward the north, still dropping rain in a lot of spots north of us and west of us and even some snow across that area. but here close to home, we're not dealing with anything like that. we're just dealing with lots of cloud cover this morning. we see some rain as far west as hagerstown, so if your travels are taking you that way this morning, be prepared for that. i'm not going to rule out a chance for a shower to pop up as we go throughout t
at the field at camden yard that didn't involve the orioles and emergency plane landing. as the sunrises on us today, baltimore is in tampa and orioles are heading to the playoffs. sherrie johnson is live with the story and sherrie, there is a lot of excitement in the air. >> reporter: yes, fans are very excited about the o's and rooting for them and they are in tampa today, tuesday and wednesday taking on the rays and you know it's going to be pretty tough games there but it was a little trekkie getting to tampa. team officials saw smoke in the kitchen area of the chartered plane. the pilot decided to land the plane in jacksonville. and thank goodness everyone was safe. now it's been 15 years since the on the's-- o's have been to the playoff and they have 23 more wins than last year and orioleswon all three against the red sox and the last home stand of the regular season camden yards was full of oranges over 41,000 fans turned out for a sunday game in late september. and a home game against the yankees is a possibility for thursday. everybody is rooting on the o's. reporting live in towson s
, the eye on us as we go into sunday, monday, tuesday. we'll be feeling the impact. we go across the nation. it will be more powerful and this wind field will be larger as we go into the latter portion of the weekend. we have some crazy time. dangerous times and the next several days here and keep you prepared. look at sandy come in -- come in closer now. it will do so as we go through time. i'll talk about sandy and the impacts as we go through the next several days. we're dealing with accides. trouble in howard county. and at columbia road. then anne arundel county another accident that's right on route 295 along the southbound lanes. and if you are traveling in baltimore city, you will want to watch out for an accident. and that's going to be right. can you see pull this up. and it will be right at garrison boulevard. >> here at harford road. starting to pick up. 12 minutes now to travel from 95 up to 83. the jfx clear. 11 minutes southbound from 695 to fayette street. that's a look at traffic. over to you. >>> we have a disturbing case of animal abuse to tell you about. a dog with injur
'm charley crowson. >> i'm megan pringle, thanks for joining us. we have a lot to talk about before we get to those stories, in particular weather and traffic. lynette is going to let you know how to dress those kids and lauren is going to tell you how to get on the roads because the big story this morning is the fog. before we talk about everybody, we -- everything, we do want to tell you about some school delays, cecil county on a two- hour delay. >> also queen anne's county and kent county on 90-minute delays and in queen anne county no pre- k today, this all as a result of fog. >> how are the roads looking? >>reporter: we are dealing with accidents everywhere. i'll have more coming up. but that reduced visibility is the main concern right now. >> exactly. we knew today coming in that it was going to be a busy bad day for us up here and that's exactly what we're getting. dense fog advisory in effect until 8:00 for a lot of areas right now. the areas there are shaded in the gray. you can stay home, close to home and have some dense fog advisories and also you can head toward the north a
us i am megan pringle. charl hello, has been live --charley has been live since 4:30 and he has had gloves and a coat an umbrella. here's lynette charles here to let you know what to do to prepare. >> it's chilly. and we can see temperatures in the low to mid-40s. 45 in clarksville right now. and make sure to grab the coat as you head out this morning. i am not talking about the light jacket. grab the cold coat -- coat because it's a chill in the air. dropping showers across harford county around bellair and port deposit and i-95 sliding up to cecil county. havre de grace and aberdeen getting into it this morning. lake shore and severna park and arnold and getting in on wet weather. doesn't forget the umbrella as you head out. let's check the abc2 timesaver traffic with lauren cook patchy fog as well. >> reporter: expect reduced visibility as you head out. and we have several accidents in baltimore is they. a crash is -- city. there's a crash at west frank lip and northwest side liberty road at -- franklin and northwest side of liberty road. park heights avenue no problem up to 83
the southbound lanes between freelands road and old york road. abc2 news paul jaffey sent us the photos from the scene. this accident happened just before 4:00 this morning and it involved three arts. three people -- tractor- trailers. three people have been critically injured and do expect the southbound lanes to be shut down during the morning rush. a live look right now on 695 and parkville here at harford road. there is a crash right now on the inner loop you will want to expect delays as you do head down to 95. that outer loop also starting to congest you're looking at a 14 minute ride from95 up to 83. no problems here on 95 downtown. traffic moving right hay long her at 395, fort mchenry tunnel in great shape. a crash right now on route 50 along the eastbound lanes at cape street. that's a look at your traffic. charlie over to you. >>> do you plan on heading out of town for the holidays but you're short on cash? well, abc2 news is working for you this morning, with some tips to ensure your vacation doesn't put undue stress on your wallet. stacey cohen is live this morning in washington
? try an old -- overdue library book. those stories are straight ahead. thanks for joining us and happy try. i am megan pringle. >> i am charley crowson. an overdue book. >> don't mess with thelibrarians. >> lynette, is it going to stop you from going out this weekend? >> no they won't stop me. nothing is stopping me from going out this weekend. nothing should stop you either as we head on through today. we are looking at the radar and we do have showers and storms lingering up towards the north showers around harford county and cecil county but look what we have down in virginia. this is making its way off towards the north and east once again. so we have a big batch of more rain moving in here we can see this big swirl in the atmosphere moving off towards the north. we don't have to quarey about that. -- worry about that. we are coming in at 64 in baltimore. 66 along the eastern shore. and 64 in dc if your travels are take you -- taking you that way. laurel coming in at 62 degrees. this means you don't need the heavy coat. 57 ijamsville, these purse are well above. and as we go throug
the dream act promotes illegal activity and uses taxpayer money to boot. >> people understand the issue. everybody i talked to they say we don't feel like taxpayers money should be used for illegal immigrants and very simple as far as they're concerned. >> for many families in maryland, paying out of state tuition is not doable. that would mean the difference between them being able to go to college or not being able to go to college. >> a recent poll by gonzalez research showed that 58% of registered voters in our state support the dream act. while 24% oppose it. >>> the investigation into the deadly meningitis outbreak is growing. so far, the cdc has identified 214 cases and 15 deaths in a number of states including here in maryland. >> criminal investigators were at the massachusetts company whose steroid medication is linked to the outbreak. the food and drug administration says it is part of their investigation. the company wouldn't expand on that. investigators have found fungus in more than 50 vials from that company. >> up to 14,000 people may have been exposed to one of the thr
. >> charley will fill us in. good morning and thanks for joining us. i am megan pringle alongside meteorologist lynette charles and lauren cook keeping ion on the road. that parade and the baltimore run -- an eye on the road and the parade and the baltimore run. >> reporter: we are dealing with several accidents not to mention a lot of fog across the region. i will have more on the delays coming up in few. >> all right. >> it feels like a fall day. >> very muggy start. >> yeah. we are. there's a lot of moisture out there. that's where the fog is coming from. going into the later morning hours and the afternoon we could see sunshine and also we will have a front to work with as well. so that could be pulling in few more clouds. so we will have a sun cloud mix going into the afternoon. but, this morning, not as chilly. not as cold as it has been. and that's because of the cloud surfacing across the area this morning. we are at 56 in edgemere as well as chestertown. good morning columbia. you are at 53 right now and maryland's most powerful radar was active overnight but now we are n
you and your family safe. thanks for joining us it's monday morning. we have extended live team coverage of hurricane sandy the big story today. >> all right. let's get to meteorologist lynette charles who is tracking the storm letting us know when it could make its way into maryland. >> yes. as i say the next 24 hours is where we are looking at it to make landfall in the southern new jersey so with that we are going to be very windy and very rany and we have storm surge and also flooding that's going to be taking place. so it's staying strong. the wind sustained now at about 85 miles an hour. still moving off towards the north and it has not quite yet takeent westerly jog that the -- taken the westerly jog that will set its ice on us. we are dealing with plenty of rain pushing into the area. we can still see how large this system is. and these winds tropical storm force winds extend well away. so this is going to continue as we go through the next several days. the wind aspect especially. but let's talk about the rain right now with super storm sandy and the heaviest rain is do
of thousands of people came out to race for the cure. it's monday morning, thank you for joining us. i'm megan pringle alongside charley crowson. we have breaking news. >>> fire overnight in federal hill. linda so is standing by with one of the witnesses there. what have you learned? >> reporter: it's been burning for hours now. it started -- [no audio] riverside avenue in federal hill. the fire happened a block down from here in the 1200 block of battery avenue, joining us this morning, is a relative, nancy, it was actually your brother to lived if the home. you got a call this morning, tell us. >> the police department called me, and told me, i needed to find a place for my brother and them to stay. i asked what was going on. i thought it was a prank. they said the house is on fire. they let me speak to him. he was just so freaked out and hysterical. all i could think about was the dogs. they got everybody out of the house. >> reporter: it was your brother, his wife, their adult son, and two young children. they all made it out safely. but there were two dogs and a bird and turtle that died.
>>> thanks for joining us on this monday morning. this is a live picture of ocean city where you can see they are getting socked with heavy winds and definitely heavy rains. that area getting to feel the brunt of sandy right now as she makes her way towards our area. >> we will have team coverage throughout the course of the morning for you at abc2 news and abc2news.com. keeping you ahead as best we can. ahead of sandy but it appears ocean city the rains have come. >> absolutely. and i don't think they will stop any time soon. that is storm that we have heard and we don't know how bad it will be but we know it's going to be bad. >> lynette charles is standing by with a check of the forecast. you are not surprised by what you are seeing in oc. >> no. not at all. and it's going to keep going downhill. it's not even close to making landfall yet. so, the hurricane hunters flew into the storm and this is what they got from it. the wind sustained at 85 miles an hour. it's moving to the north at 13. and the pressure has dropped at 9:46. that's -- 946 and it's 300 miles east southeast of
. they are joining us this morning. we really appreciate it. tell us a little bit about what happens today. you have players visiting, lots of things going on. >> an assembly planned at 9:30, to celebrate the kickoff of project aces, which started yesterday and the support from the ravens and the play 60 program. we are excited, torey smith is coming and the kids will be surprised. >> ex-lents. donny, tell me about the problems with childhood obesity and why the program is important. >> we know childhood obesity leads to heart disease, cancer, diabetes, and it's important because we want to be an advocate for a healthy, active lifestyle. >> reporter: what do you want students to take away from the event. >> we want them to exercise and understand the importance of it and get their family out and moving. >> reporter: all right. tell me, on december 2nd, the ravens steelers, game -- >> if they dog and complete it, they will have a chance to be chosen for one boy and girl to go to the ravens- steelers game. >> reporter: also bridget, tell me about the log. how do you keep track of them moving and being
it was a tough loss last night. you are think they will turn things around tonight. you will let us know how to navigate and the yard. obviously there will be a lot of people there. they will know if they need to take the poncho. >> this morning, overcoat. you saw charlie. see how chilly it is. frost and freeze alerts this morning. further to the west, not dealing with it across the area, you are going to be dealing with chilly temperatures this morning. speaking of the temperatures, look at what we have, i'm going to the 30s, mount airy, perry hall, 42 baytonsburg, temperatures below average, looking at patchy fog this morning in spots as well, seeing the humidity at 100%. those are the areas. also, right now, dry, maryland's most powerful radar, this is going to change as we go in to the afternoon and the evening. looks like today is going to be a carbon copy of yesterday, rainy in to the afternoon. heading through the planner, by lunchtime, temperature at 54 degrees, 57 the high temperature with mostly cloudy skies and rain falling. now a check of the time saver traffic with loren cook. g
in the area, stick with bel aire road instead. if you are using 95, there are no delays right now from hartford county all the way down to white marsh, and it will remain nice and clear as you do get into the city, as we check in and take a live look outside here at eastern avenue, no problems to report, but we are still dealing with that fog, definitely keep that in mind before you head out. as we take a look at some other drive times, no problems to report on 695. it will be nice d clear from parkville all the way out towards towson. and if you are traveling the west side of 695 this morning, no delays, just that typical 11- minute ride right now on the outer loop from 795 down to 895. megan and charley, over to you. >>> after more than a year of primary campaigns and hee lexes, the race to the white house comes down to two candidates and tonight those men are going to be meet for the first time in a highly anticipated debate from denver. charley right now is at the live desk this morning with a preview of the showdown between president barack obama and governor mitt romney. >>repor
. the -- 795 to 95. the beltway in great shape from parkville to towson. if you're using the jfx to get downtown, you're looking at a very normal 11 minute ride to travel from the beltway all the way down to fayette street. that's a look at your abc 2 time saver traffic. megan and charley, over to you. >> when you go to the polls in less than three weeks, you're going to be asked to vote on the so-called dream act on the ballot at question number four. >> it would allow children of undocumented immigrants to pay instate tue fission the parents are paying -- tuition if the parents are paying taxes. >> the opponents gathered enough signatures to put the issue on a statewide referendum. they say the dream act not only promotes illegal activity and uses taxpayer money to do it. >> people understand the issue. everybody i talked to, they say we don't feel like taxpayers money should be used for illegal immigrants. and it is a very simple thing as far as they're concerned. >> for many families in maryland, paying out of state tuition is not doable. so that would mean the difference between th
us. i am megan pringle. charley is out live at the yard. we will check in with him in bit. but before heading out, you have to know what the weather is like and here'sliette charles. >> good morning -- here's lynette charles. >> the weather is rany in some spots so -- rany in some spots. -- rainy in some spots so grab the rain gear. heading into kent county, we are seeing showers around galena, betterton and chestertown. also showers across the area rock hall getting in on wet weather and we jump over the bay and you can see where we are around anne arundel county arnold annapolis and and chesap supplieding moo calvert -- sliding into calvert county. also, very chilly temperatures. let's check the abc2 timesaver traffic with lauren cook. patchy fog as well. >> reporter: one to watch out for the fog. it's leading to reduced visibility. you will want to turn on the low beams. we are dealing with the delays on route 295. there's a crash along the southbound lanes at arundel mills boulevard. for those of you use -- at arundel mills boulevard. in howard county nothing in your way towards d
will take you 11 minutes, an 11 minute ride as well, using the jfx to get in to the city from 695s to fayette street. the area will be in great shape. >>> it has been 15 years since baltimore welcomed playoff baseball to camden yards do. you think rain, that was going to send fans away? think again. an incredible night for october baseball. especially for orioles fans, even though the yankees ended up winning in the end. charlie, this morning is live at the ballpark with a recap of the night. >> reporter: 2 and a half hour rain delay, first pitch supposed to be 6:00, didn't happen until 8:40. these were this full force given to fans by the o's, back tonight, first pitch from camden yards tonight is set for 8:00. there is rain in the forecast tonight. people will stick and once again because major league baseball dug everything they can to get -- does everything they can to get the games in. a crisp feel weather wise. the o's and yankees did not disappoint. york with a solo shot over the left field wall, broke the tie, 3-2 new york. the final score was 7- 2. players have been spendi
know it has an escort van that students can use when going to and from campus buildings. police say a student was leaving the campus library early monday morning to walk back to her dorm when man with a knife sexually assaulted her. police have a vague description of the suspect. a university wide e-mail was sent to students to alert them about what happened. students say it's unsettling knowing that one of their classmates was assaulted on campus and the suspect is still out there. >> i think it's unsettling because it's not common on our campus, and i think students generally feel very safe. >> reporter: so you can expect to see more security here on campus at notre dame and loyola university which is right across the street. again, the suspect is still out there and police only have a vague description. live in north baltimore linda so, abc2 news. >>> 5:32. don't text and drive. noid at new message but it's certainly hard to -- it's not a new message but it's certainly hard to get it across. a car willup to a virtual game that shows how hard it is to text and drive at the same ti
shut down at railroad avenue. you will want to use warren road, scwann road or even 83 as your alternate routes. there are several accidents working right now. we do have some trouble in baltimore city where there's a crash right on wabash avenue right at northern parkway, and then another accident on hilton parkway at north avenue. for those of you traveling on the beltway, here's a live look right now at the west side at liberty road. traffic moving right along. there are no delays on the inner loop through pikesville. the outer loop nice and clear down towards 95. and this is what 95 looks like downtown, traffic moving right along here at 395. the roads still going to be pretty wet, so take some precaution as you do head out, and unfortunately, we do have another crash to tell you about in howard county, it's right along the eastbound lanes of route 32 at route 1. megan and charley, over to you. >>> bge is working feverishly to restore power to everyone. >> dozens of schools, they still don't have any service, so there are some closures that happened not only overnight, but
you -- you can use a 71 degree day. traveling on 95 no problems in white marsh into the city. and for those of you using theharrisburg expressway north of 695, you will notice everything is nice and clear. it will remain that way getting on the jfx and head downtown. 11 minutes altogether. traveling southbound from the beltway down to fay jet street -- fail yet -- fayette street. 695 is great shape from 95 to 83. and you are looking at 11 minutes there and 11 minutes on the west side to travel from 795 toward 95. inner loop clear through pikesville. that's the abc2 time sativer -- timesaver traffic. >> election day is not far away state delegates and dlernlgy will gather -- clergy will hold a news conference ebb couraging you to vote against -- encouraging you to vote against question 7. sherrie johnis here to explain why. >> reporter: -- johnson is here to explain why. >> reporter: area clergy are coming together at empowerment temple ame church to have make their voices heard. they encourage voters to vote against question 7 which promotes expanding gambling in maryland. ad
's a look at your abc2 timesaver traffic now over to you. >>> air bags are meant to protect us in the time of a crash. and they may be the reason you purchased the car you drive every single day to keep you and your family safe. sherrie johnson is live to explain why this may not be the case for everyone. it's about a recall right? >> reporter: that's right. abc2 news is working for you trying to keep you and your family safe. there could be problems with some air bags in certain vehicles there. and today, the government is warning car owners whose air bags have been replaced in the past three years that dangerous counterfeit bags may have been installed. national highway traffic safety administration says thousands of car owners may be driving vehicles with counterfeit air bags. some of the counterfeit bags do not inflate properly. in one case, a counterfeit bag fired shards of plays plaste being on impact and the fake bags look like ash-- plastics on impact and the fake bags look like real bags. no deaths or injuries have been reported and checking out air bags could run 100 dollars or
. i'm charlie crowson. >> and i'm megan pringle. thank you for joining us. a lot to talk about this morning. we are following breaking news, a heart-breaking situation happening not far from thurgood marshall high school. >> very hard to hear will morning. five people including four children they have died in overnight house fire. crews have been on the scene all night and we have team coverage right now. we begin with sherrie johnson, she is on the scene and you've been gathering information for as long as you've been out there. what do you know? >> reporter: well, yes, we are here in northeast baltimore and yes, as you can see, crews are still on the scene at this hour. a few fire trucks have started to leave but we still have a few still looking into their investigation. but again, five people were killed in the early morning fire including a grandmother and four children. the fire started just around 2:00 this morning at 5601 denwood avenue in northeast baltimore. when crews arrived they found intense flames they say coming from the home. and people jumping out of the windo
. good morning i am charley crowson. thanks for joining us. megan is off today. but lynette is in house with a check of the forecast. and lynette, things are changing. >> yeah. they are. we will start out with a dense fog advisory going until 10 for areas shaded in gray and frederick county is under -- is one of the counties under them. going throughout the day today, it will slowly but surely begin to burn off but we will be dealing with cloudy conditions outside this morning. and possibly this afternoon. we might see a few peeks of sunshine but with that system coming down from the south, up north, we could be socked in. right now kent island at 55 degrees that dew point at 55. so we are dealing with some patchy fog across the area there. reisterstown at 51 with a dew point of 49 and we we head over to edgewater where we are looking at 5 1 and we are looking at patchy fog across the area this morning. take it easy as you head out and about. maryland's most powerful radar is dry and changes coming to that. but going into lunchtime, the temperature at 67 degrees. let's check the abc2 ti
, shutdown due to flooding, troy hill road. >>> this morning, many of us are waking up to the effects of hurricane sandy. >> sherrie johnson joins us live on the jfx with more. you are seeing flooding. >> reporter: yes. we are here in hampton, take a look behind me here, there is definitely some water that is overflowing the banks. this is the jones falls here, right under the jfx, some of the businesses in this area, and the parking lots are flooded here because the water is rising over it's banks here. this area is no stranger to flooding for the businesses and homes here. they have experienced problems with other storms in the low lying area. the city department of transportation has closed several roads and intersections because of flooding. this includes clifford mill at meadow mill business park. mayor stephanie rawlings blake request, police officers and emergency responders are basically out on the streets this morning to respond to any problems. they have stopped by here, a couple of times, we have seen them patrolling the area, it's all in an effort to keep people safe. the
this morning. abc2 news sherrie johnson joins us live this morning outside of city police headquarters. what can you tell us so far? >> reporter: well, megan i've been working the phones this morning trying to talk with local police about what actually happened there and i'm in front of city police headquarters. still investigating this police involved shooting. take a look here, we just arrived from the scene just a few hours ago. and this all happened in the 1500 block of east landville street. this is near the oliver neighborhood a few blocks east of green mount cemetery. according to the baltimore city police twitter feed. baltimore police say the person who was shot was taken to the hospital. we don't know that person's condition just yet and the police officer in this case was not injured. now officers are releasing few details at this point but there will with media briefing later this morning. we hope to gather more information at that time and bring you the information as it becomes available. reporting live at city police headquarters, sherrie johnson, abc2 news. >>> your electric
meet like a lot of us and the only way to break even is to raise the prices. what you can pay to send a letter in january. those stories and more coming up on friday october 12th. good morning, maryland. megan is off today. but we'll start with a check of the forecast. >> we have a lot going on, it is cold outside. and this trend will continue through the weekend. we will see plenty of sunshine and it is fall like and we can see 43 and shady side only coming in. and the winds out of the southwest very light and this will change and wind speed as we go through time and it will move through and behind it the winds will pick up. we'll start to see the clouds filtering in. and maryland's most powerful radar is dry. we should not see any precipitation we should stay dry. the planner today we start you off. it will be chilly and we all feel as we go into lunchtime. breezy and cool coming in at 58 degrees. this afternoon and going with the 64 degrees. that is below average. we should be around 67, 68. we will be dealing with some cloud mix and temperatures that are going to drop off as we he
. hopefully the rain stays to the north and to the west of us. we have trouble right now in anne arundel county. a crash along westbound lanes of route 32 at route 175. if you are heading out to 95, traffic starting to pick up. here's what it looks like north of 195. we have construction along the southbound lanes between 195 and the beltway that you want to watch out for. here's what 695 looks like. west side not too many problems at all. traveling the outer loop from 795 down towards interstate 70 that stretch going to take you 8 minutes. the beltway will remain nice and clear from parkville up towards towson and for those of you using the jfx to get downtown, typical community 11 minutes to travel southbound from the beltway to fayette street. that's a look at your abc2 timesaver traffic. megan and charley over to you. >>> baltimore area state delegates and clergy are gathering today on a unite front. >> they are holding a news conference encouraging marylanders to vote on question 7. >> sherrie johnson is here to explain what's going on and many are coming out against question 7 the
towards 95. the beltway will be in great shape from parkville towards towson and use the jfx to get into the city, just an 11 minute ride. no delays whatsoever to travel southbound from 695 downtown to east fayette street. that's a look at your abc2 timesaver traffic. megan and charley over to you. >>> happening today, the naacp will make an upon announcement concerning the upcoming election. linda so is here to tell us what exactly they are coming out in support of. >> reporter: about same sex marriage. naacp lead layers nouns the official support for question 6 later this afternoon which would legalize same sex marriage in maryland. voters will get their chance do de-- to decide on the ish in november -- issue in november. leaders of the baltimore and maryland chapters will get together in baltimore to officially support question 6. back in may, the national board of directors passed a resolution endorsing marriage equality. the maryland chapter has been involved in supporting question 6 for months now. linda so, abc2 news. >>> we have new details about a family that died last wee
>>> usually slow moving traffic is what most of us experience on the beltway. but for one family, 695 will be a place they tell stories to their family for the rest of their lives. >>> you want to pay more for your bge bill? of course you don't. however, the governor thinks you may change your mind. we're doing to tell you why. >>> and this week we have sun, rain, humidity. haven't seen this yet though. we've got winter taking away the snow is falling before the leaves even come off the trees, it is thursday, october 4th, "good morning maryland," i'm charlie crowson. >> and i'm megan pringle, thank you so much for joining us, you look at the video and kind of excited for winter. >> not me. >> bring back summer please. i'm not ready for fall or winter or anything. >> we have a day of it though. >> tall order here you have a lot of people you need to make happy. >> i can't. for people that i really want to make happen pi this year we didn't have winter last year. >> thanks a lot lynette. >> all right, let's talk about what's going on right now because we have some patchy fog. not a
now over to you. >>> if you are like many of us you may carry this around your smart phone. night easy to -- it's not eatsy -- easy to set down yacht may do it on the bathroom srchg but the caution because this could be collecting a lot of germs. and renee marsh is live with some of the risk and renee, this can get gross can't it? >> reporter: yes. it is brace yourself. this is pretty gross. let's tell you about lab testing on cell phones. a lab tested 8 random cell phones for the wall street journal. and they found an abnormally high amount of bacteria linked to fecal matter. brace yourself. yeah. i know. and doctors say that this is an indication that people just aren't watching washing their hand. how do we keep our phones clean? the lab tested cleaning method as well like water and windex and nice and clean electronic cleaning wipes of all water was the least effective according to the article. but here's the rub. phone companies warn that using household cleaners to clean the phone could cause damage to the phone but particularly to the screen. reps for apple anblackberry and andr
. and abc2 news' sherrie johnson joins us with more on the story. >> reporter: the civil trial of debbie and joshua franco is scheduled to begin this afternoon in district court in glen burnie. they were given citations for providing alcohol to three teenagers who were killed in a car crash in january. that crash happened on interstate 97 and route 50. several 911 callers say the car carrying three teens was going the wrong way before the head- on crash happened in davidsonville. the crash killed 18-year-old franco, 19-year-old brittany walker, 18-year-old zachary rose and the driver of the other car, 55-year-old terry wayne davis. now debbie and joshua franco are accused of serving alcohol the minorrings considering -- to minors during a birthday party at their home just before the accident happened 679 state police say both drivers were under the influence of alcohol but the francos lawyer says his clients are innocent. he says the alcohol was from places beyond the franco home. the state's attorney office says right now there's no law if place that has tougher penalties -- in place th
traveling from 795s towards 95. beltway is clear from parkville, all the way up to towson. if you are using the jfx, no problems to report traveling southbound from the beltway to fayette street, just the typical 11 minute ride. that's a look at time saver traffic. >>> baltimore county firefighter is on the wrong side of t law this morning, he is accused of sexually abusing two teen boys. linda so is live at county police headquarters. this is an open active investigation. >> reporter: yes, police believe ere are more victims, parents, detectives want you to look at this picture and talk with your kids if they have been in contact with this man. 23 year old, maurice cotel, owings mills, accused of sexually abusing two, 14 year old boys in the spring. one of the victims contacted police last week, and told them cotel had abused him while living with his family. the victim told police he witnessed cotel abuse a friend at his house. police say the abuse happened between may 1st and june 1st. he is a probationary firefighter and active volunteer with the landsdowne fire department, he has been
. looking at your hour by hour forecast, it brings us up to 78 by lunchtime. let's check the abc2 timesaver traffic with lauren cook. good morning. >> reporter: good morning. hey megan, you are up to 17 now. >> oh, my goodness. look at this. oh, my gosh. >> reporter: 17 twitter followers. wow. you will get more. don't worry. if you are traveling in east baltimore we have big problems a third sink hole opened up on east monument street. it remains shut down between wolf street and patterson park avenue. here's a look at the scene yesterday. this caused a total wreck on the roads. so, this area will be shut down for quite sometime and if you are traveling on east monument street instead of east monument you will want to stick with or liens street to get around all of this mess. and if you are heading out to 95, here's a live look at the fort mchenry tunnel everything moving along harbor tunnel will be nice and clear. and as we pull up other drive times the beltway in great shape from parkville all the way up to towson. there are no delays on the west side either. you are looking at that typic
. what can you tell us? >> we're here in northeast baltimore. some of the fire trucks have actually started to leave here. the fire start about 2:00 this morning and we've been talking to for thes. we have investigate -- firefighters. we have investigators on the scene and still looking to see what caused the fire. you know they're thinking it might have started in the basement but they don't have an exact cause. now it happened here at 5601 denwood avenue. in northeast baltimore. five people were killed in this early morning fire including a grandmother and her four children. her four gap children. when crews arrived they found intense flames and people jumping out of the windows. the bodies were found on the second floor of the home. police had to detain one man because he was so distraught over the deaths he was trying to go back inside the home. but officers had to stop him. two firefighters were injured. one firefighter fell from the second floor to the basement and landed on another firefighter. they have nonlife-threatening injuries. you know it's been is very difficult morni
in at 64 degrees. let's get a check of the traffic. good morning. >> and a chilly morning but many of us are waking up with a big smile. congrats to the orioles. and 95 this morning there are no delays here at 195. it will be nice and easy as we travel to dc and up towards the tunnels. this is what the expressway looks like in hunt valley and no delays here either. you are looking at a 22 minute rides from the maryland state line all the way to the beltway. up to towson and it will remain clear. we're looking at an 11 minute ride on the outer loop from 795 to 95. that's a look at your abc 2 time saver traffic. >>> and every time you see the headline it crushes your heart. five people dead in a house fire. we brought this to you. and we have more now on this family as loved ones are gathered to pick up the pieces. >> charlie a crowd of family came together to remember the fire victims after a grandmother and children were killed in an early morning fire. take a look at this picture out at the scene at 5601 denwood. you can see here there is a makeshift memorial with teddy bears, cars and
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